Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero driver

The Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero driver has been unveiled, featuring an ultra-low centre of gravity to help fast swinging golfers achieve more distance

Following the launch of the Callaway XR 16 and XR 16 Pro drivers, Callaway has revealed a new low-spin model called the Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero driver, which features the lowest centre of gravity (CG) Callaway has ever put in a driver.

The 440cc driver is designed for players with high swing speeds that generate a lot of spin and uses a new proprietary Carbon Triax Crown that is extremely light, helping redistribute weight below the neutral axis.

Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero driver

There are also two interchangeable weights on the sole (10g and 2g) to fine tune the launch and spin required to maximize distance. Having the heavy weight forward offers the lowest spinning, flattest trajectory while moving it back promotes a slightly higher trajectory and more forgiveness.

Interestingly, the XR 16 Sub Zero driver doesn't feature the Speed Step crown, a raised section just behind the clubface said to improve the club's aerodynamics and therefore increase clubhead speed.

Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero driver address

Like the other Callaway XR 16 drivers, you can choose from 20 premium, no upcharge shafts to fit your swing speed. This driver has already been played on Tour this year by Callaway staffer Phil Mickelson.

The Callaway XR 16 driver has an RRP of £399 and will be available in 9.5° loft and right handed only. It hits the shelves on April 15th.



Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x